Top 7 Best Historical Books for 5-year-olds

Travel back in time with this list of the best historical books for 5-year-olds. Whether you're looking to discover the dinosaur world, delve into the stories of World War II, or uncover the realities of all sorts of eras from the Tudors to the Victorians, you'll find it all here.

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1. Stone Age Adventures

  • £8.99

Vivian French

Discover a world of Stone Age bedlam in this series of adventures featuring Pod, Pim and Little Nut. In Brother Trouble, Pim's brothers are up to mischief and are driving her mad, leaving a mess wherever they go and preventing Pim from learning how to make pots! Can they be stopped? In Beware of Bears, the gang go off to fish, but there's big trouble when a hungry bear shows up! These wonderful books are great for helping kids learn to read confidently.



2. Sticker Dressing: Shakespeare

  • £1.99

Rachel Firth

This gorgeous interactive book will introduce kids to the brilliant Bard through super stickers and exciting dressing-up fun! Prepare the actors with amazing costumes as they get ready to take to the stage. This book is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare, and is sure to inspire a life-long love of the Bard of Avon and his works.


3. Horrible Histories Series

  • £4.89


Discover the gruesome, the gory and the ghastly side of history in these fun-filled, hilarious books. They feature lots of eras in wonderfully funny detail, including the Awful Egyptians, the Savage Stone Age, the Terrible Tudors and lots, lots more.





4. Magic Tree House Series

  • £4.09

Mary Pope Osborne

When 8-year-old Jack and his little sister Annie find a tree house in the woods, filled with books, they discover that this incredible, magical place can take them to all sorts of thrilling times and locations! Travel back to prehistoric times, Ancient Greece, medieval England, Ancient China and many more exciting eras in this riveting adventure series.




5. The Castle in the Field

  • £3.99

Michael Morpurgo

Specially designed for children who struggle with reading, this exciting story by much-loved author Michael Morpurgo will hugely boost children's reading confidence. It tells the tale of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out, an old WWII pill-box, but this hide-out is on Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids! With gorgeous illustrations, children will be captivated by this brilliant book.



6. World War II Tales

  • £4.89

Terry Deary

Discover gripping stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from bestselling children's author Terry Deary, writer of many of the Horrible Histories books. In The Phantom Farm, food is scarce and rationing is taking hold, but plenty of people are turning to the black market to get more than their fair share. In The Barrel Burglary, the local factory owner won't help support the Home Front, so they decide to use rather unconventional methods... Discover these and many more engaging WWII tales.


7. The Wind in the Willows

  • £14.29

Kenneth Grahame

Published in 1908, this unforgettable tale stars Mole, who pokes his nose out of his burrow and discovers that the world is a very exciting place. He comes to meet brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the pesky Mr. Toad, and they all set off on a thrilling adventure together. Charming and engaging, children will adore this delightful story.